Welcome to DRCET and De’ils On Wheels! We deliver a range of environmental projects and services across the west of Glasgow and beyond.

We protect and enhance the local environment and increase the wellbeing and resilience of local people and communities that we work with.

Scroll down to read more about what we do, download our information leaflet or get clicking on the left to get involved, get active and make a difference!

This year’s Drumchapel and West Winterfest will take place on Monday 5 November from 4:30pm to 8:30pm in Drumchapel Park, Howgate Avenue, Glasgow G15 8LY.

Don’t miss this fun filled family event that has something to suit all ages. Heart Radio presenters will be entertaining you throughout the evening. There will be a live music stage, funfair rides and stalls, not forgetting the outstanding firework display, which will be going off with a bang at 7pm.

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The Friends of Victoria Park campaign to save 28 historic flower beds has paid off and the Council has agreed they will be planted with more sustainable alternatives.

The Council had reported that, although their gardeners can no longer plant these beds several times a year with bulbs and annual plants, they offered three alternative options to the campaigners at a recent meeting at The Whiteinch Centre.

Friends of Victoria Park (FoVP) and Whiteinch Community Council both agreed on Option 2 which involves planting the beds with hardy ornamental shrubs such as dwarf hydrangeas and miniature rhododendrons – both popular forms of planting in Victorian gardens. The Council estimate this will save them £21,000 a year and cost £2,000 a year to maintain although there will be an initial one off outlay of £16,000. Currently planting the 28 beds costs £23,000 a year.

The Council will continue to plant bulbs and flowers in the 30 remaining flower beds and the Friends has asked that the scheme should be planned so that the shrubs and flower beds complement each other to maintain the high impact of the gardens. Read the rest of this entry »

Living Streets is calling for new measures to reduce the number of cars on the school run.

This comes after research (YouGov 2018) released by the charity for the start of International Walk to School Month (October), reveals that too many cars are the things parents find most annoying on the school run – specifically too many cars around school gates (54%); cars parking on the pavements (50%); and too much traffic on the journey (45%).

Living Streets is calling for more local authorities to pilot school road closures – prohibiting cars from the school gates at drop off and pick up times, alongside a series of other measures, to encourage more families to walk to school.

Motor vehicles are the biggest source of air pollution and one in four cars on the road at peak times are on the school run. As a result, over 2,000 primary schools in the UK are situated in pollution hot spots, putting pupils’ health at risk.

We will be hosting our second School Run Summit on Tue 2 Oct to discuss these issues in the G11 to G15 postcode areas.

Source: Living Streets

The Glasgow Community Cycling Network presents its latest Cycling Extravaganza from 1230-4pm on Saturday 6 October at Firhill Complex, Hopehill Rd, Glasgow G20 7HH

A fun-packed day of cycling events to celebrate the new NextBike station in Maryhill. Learn to ride, brush up on your mechanic skills, have a shot on a funky bike, or go for a spin with your family – we’ve got something for everyone, so come along and have a go! and we will be along delivering FREE Dr Bike checks!

  • Play on Pedals: 1:30 till 3:30pm, balance and pedal bikes provided for your wee ones (most suitable for ages 2-5)
  • Practice area: 12:30 till 4pm, improve your bike skills at the practice area! (most suitable for ages 6+)
  • Learn to ride for adults: 12:30 till 4pm – half an hour 1:1 tuition with an experienced cycle tutor
  • Nextbike ride at 1pm: Try out one of the People Make Glasgow Bikes for a ride on the canal and sign up for an exclusive £3 yearly membership!
  • Family ride at 3pm: Trailers, kid seats and bikes available – Fun ride with your family along the canal (suitable for all ages)
  • Free Wheel North’s Funky Bikes: 12:30 till 4pm (suitable for all ages)
  • Dr Bike: 12:30 till 4pm – Bring your own bike and get a free safety check!

For more details check out the Facebook event page

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201806_GreenGym_group_photoThe Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for Oct are:

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

These events are listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on!

Recently the first Social Enterprise Strategy for Glasgow was launched at a Civic Reception at the Glasgow City Chambers.

The 10 year strategy is a broad, longterm and ambitious framework that aims to support the social enterprise sector in three priority areas:

  • stimulating social enterprise activity,
  • developing stronger organisations, and
  • realising market opportunity.

In Glasgow, we share this ambition for social enterprise to be “a farreaching and valued alternative and a key part of the Scottish way of doing business”.

The Strategy has been co-produced by Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and Glasgow City Council and will be supported by a Social Enterprise Board, chaired by a City Councillor and vice-chaired by Elizabeth Docherty, Director of GSEN. In this way, the lead public agency in Glasgow and the representative body for the sector in the city are jointly leading in the development of the sector in Glasgow.

The Social Enterprise Board is comprised of representatives from the Council, the social enterprise community, other public agencies based in Glasgow and academia.

Celebrate International Carfree Day on Glasgow’s Kelvin Way on Saturday 22 September from midday to 6pm!

There will be loads of free, family-friendly fun on a road closed to traffic: street play, cycling, funny bikes, pedal powered soundsystem, dancing and much more…

  • Bike marking
  • Storytelling
  • Music
  • Street games
  • E-bikes
  • Theatre
  • Play on pedals
  • Street twister
  • Face painting
  • Funny bikes
  • Yoga
  • Parking bay parklet
  • Cycling skills course
  • Dancing
  • Hula hoops

Check out the Facebook event page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/285782312152519/

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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